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  1. AngryMetalsmith

    AngryMetalsmith Business is good, thanks for asking

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    You're probably applying more pressure than you realize to tighten a used crush washer and subsequently fatiguing the aluminum bolt over time. A crush washer keeps things sealed by friction and not torque.

    I'm kind of in the same boat. My fork needs a damper rebuild but I don't want to do it until I get my hands on a bag of crush washers.
     

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    Wingnut Turbo Monkey

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  3. jstuhlman

    jstuhlman We noticed.

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    most seal kits come with a new set of crush washers, IIRC.
     
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    KenW449 something stupid

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    Had to reorder some items since they never arrived. Waiting on the refund for originals. Ugh. Yay for Amazon customer service.
     
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    I overslept, missed a meeting.

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  6. AngryMetalsmith

    AngryMetalsmith Business is good, thanks for asking

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    Yes they do. However fluids need to be changed more frequently than seals. Also if I don't get the damper rebuild right and have to do it over, I want new crush washers. That's my excuse for poor maintenance and I'm stick ing to it...
     
  7. Nick

    Nick My name is Nick

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    crush washers should be sold in 100/ct bags
     
  8. jonKranked

    jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

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    or maybe just design a fork that doesn't need a crush washer
     
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  9. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    This is what's wrong with the industry. :p
     
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    stoney Part of the unwashed, middle-American horde

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    Here. Haley got me sick. I proposed an idea to possibly generate more opportunity for revenue and opened a 50-gallon drum of worms. Started with let's make ABC more efficient, led to why don't we do this which was on topic but way down stream, and... you need to have a meeting with [insert lots of important people].:panic::panic:
     
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    Is there anywhere to get the crush washers without a full rebuild kit? Seems kinda silly to buy a whole kit if all you're doing is changing oil...
     
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    jdcamb Tool Time!

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    I talked to Sram about that. I got the Customer service girl frustrated by asking the same question over and over. After I had her on the phone for about a hour, they gladly just sent me a bag of crush washers.
     
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    Adventurous Starshine Bro

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    rideit Bob the Builder

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    I am here to report that Grand Targhee is good, lots of natural snow (but the groomers were better than off piste).
    I guess it is one of the only places 100% open with all natural snow.
     
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  16. AngryMetalsmith

    AngryMetalsmith Business is good, thanks for asking

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    https://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=43488

    Haven't gotten around to ordering them since I barely have time to ride once a week until Xmas is over.
     
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    does anyone have experience with home dent removal kits for cars?
     
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    6thElement Turbo Monkey

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    Fairly sure my bag is close to that many, bought from Universal Cycles.

    edit: sniped by many ppls.

    edit2: you can also similarly get bags of the foam oil rings for your frequent oil changes that don't require a seal change too.
     
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    Like my MRP Stage?
     
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    or may mattoc. the shaft rods actually thread into the lowers.
     
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    dan-o Turbo Monkey

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    Is there a Dent Wizard or similar place near you?
    They're typically located near car dealerships.

    For $100 we got a nasty ding located on a sheetmetal crease removed from my wifes car.
    Body shop wanted $1k+ and you can't even tell it was there.
     
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    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    +1 for paintless dent removal. I've had good experiences with small dents being taken out that way. Not sure how badly the wife rammed your car, though. :D
     
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    Park the car facing the other way.
     
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    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    Is that kind of like this joke?

     
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    About a year later, I still love my Yeti. <3

    I am a lemming.
     
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    Da Peach Outwitted by a rodent

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    tomahto

    I too decided to stop caring about the appearance of my vehicles as a result of “spousal abuse”. I feel much better now...

    Back at home with the youngest again. No more fever, but now onto the juicy cough phase. Nasty. I fell asleep mid sentence again while reading his book. Weird thing today was the words I heard myself saying weren’t any of the words in the story. Weird. He was none the wiser, though.

    Fun discovery of the day: looks like my water reservoir is about 8” further north than it is supposed to be.
     
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    Sooooo, now that the pressure from the shot in the shoulder has subsided, I can put my arm over my head again!!!!!

    Can I get a fuck yes for modern medicine? Of course I still have to follow up with physical therapy, and possibly more injections...... But damn it feels good to move
     
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    canadmos Mater Slayer

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    Winter tires aqcuired. I'm liking the tread pattern and amount of sipes on these puppies. Based on their reviews across the interwebs, they should be great.

    Now to just get them on the car....
     
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    :stupid: If I fix it, she is going to dent and scratch it again.

    13.5 miles long ride with a group tonight. New LA lever for WT ReMote is definitely an improvement, I like. Fork keeps losing air into negative chamber when it gets cold, not much but it still sucks. :think: Can we haz some nice non-boost coil forks now, please?
     
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    Dudes! I mish you!
    And, I think substitute teaching is my calling or something. It rules. It’s fun, I never have to stay late, I’ve seen some crazy ish, I’ve worked in classroooms, special ed, office, nurse clinic, and library, and it’s only been a month and a half. I feel like I’m helping people—making sure ish isn’t dropped when adults are out and connecting with kids. I am tired at the end of every day, and happy. I think happier than I can remember.
    I’ll figure out the rhythm and follow you guys better, uhhhhh right. Winter break is happening soon.
    Wishing you all the best!
     
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    It's almost 11 and I just got home from drinks with my colleagues. I heart this new jorb. Can someone please splain to me why the ceiling is spinning?
     
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    Because you are doing it right? :think:
     
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    IMBA is a paradox to me. In places in the U.S., they're putting good stuff on the ground and keeping it maintained. In general land access and pimping electric motorcycles, they suck.
     
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